Tuesday, June 8, 2010

first day of this...

5.45am: alarm goes off...

6.00am: snooze goes off for the 2nd time...

6.02am: breakfast...tomato juice and a slice of toast...

6.05am: good morning...shower time, and a nice smooth shave...i'm a professional now...

6.20am: a nice cuppa coffee and a wee bit of republic of loose on the i-phone while i get dressed...

6.30am: pack the bag for the gym and get a few wee snackables into the man-bag...

6.45am: quick approval from herself that himself looks the part for corporate america...

6.46am: hi-ho...hi-ho...it's off to work we go...

7.10am: drop herself off at the office (it's on the way so we get to car-pool, which is a-ok for us and our wallets and the environent too) and give her a wee smooch...

7.25am: arrive at work...way too early...didn't need to be here until 7.45 but yeah me for taking no chances...

7.45am: check in...new associate stuff...got me a badge and security pass and filled out the relevant forms...

8.40am: wowsers...i learnt so much about this super quick growing company...and all the various operations across the globe under which they operate...i learnt all about walmart, who they are and what they do...all very interesting...loads to take in

11.30am: my manager came to meet me for lunch, so i had lunch with him and 2 other new starts in my division and their manager...thank you walmart...

12.50pm: more about walmart and the company and the culture and the operations and the founder...

3.20pm: time for some of those wee snackables...

4.50pm: yeah...we got to leave a little bit before 5 cos we're clearly super talented quick learners...

5.00pm: picker herself up from the office...

5.30pm: hit the gym for an hour or so...treadmill, stepper, bycycle, a wee bit of weights...

7.00pm: home for dinner and time to fill the future-in-laws all about my days wheelings and dealings...

8.00pm: clearly a super glass of shiraz and a piece of dark-chile-chocolate was needed...

8.30pm: i was a wee bit bold and i watched herself and herself-in-law-to-be stuff envelopes and stamp wedding invitations...then i felt 11% guilty and joined in...

9.09pm: time to finish la blogg and call it a night...i might try getting up at 6.00 and leaving at 7.00 tomorrow and see how that goes for me...

as hard as it was rising this morning...it was so nice to know i was heading out the door with a sense of purpose...and i was back on someone's books, earning my way again and learning new skills and facing new experiences and meeting new people...

all in all a great experience...walmart put together a great introduction/orientation...now i can't wait to meet my manager again tomorrow and meet the rest of my team and find out where my desk is and all that jazz...

{i promise everyday isn't going to be a minute by minute journal...}

6 comments:

jaboopee said...

that's so exciting for you , and a lovely little excerpt from your life for us, I hope walmart realise how lucky they are.
and i love the bit about the little smooch, that deserves wedding envelope exemption in my book .

mise said...

With all that early rising, you deserve to go far. Nice to see you sounding so motivated and well.

Niamh Kiernan said...

Thats really cool Richie...
I really love these "timetable" lists... Cant wait to see how it would read in a few weeks when you get settled in!
Best of luck with the new ventures!
x

Court said...

Glad you had a great first day! I can't wait to hear about the rest of the week on Friday night!

Annie said...

Sounds good so far - keep up the good work, Rich!

custardbydesign said...

jaboopee...i'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt...ah, and you liked my wee romantic streak too...would ya quit...

mise...thanks for all the kind words...motivated is right...so happy to be working again so i'm giving this my best shot...so much more training ahead over the next few weeks which can be tough to face...

niamh...i'll give you another run-down like this in a few weeks...ah how we remember late nights working into the wee hours and then early starts again on pearse street...

courtney...loads to tell you friday...

annie...thanks for checking in on me...see you in a few weeks...

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